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...The business tries to implement something and you say "there's no way that can be done". So it get's pushed back up the chain and back to the customer and they change everything because YOU said it couldn't be done and everything gets delayed as you only noticed it couldn't be done a week before roll-out. Then you start reviewing the new proposal and it dawns on you that actually the old way could have been done?
Yeah that's just happened to me this morning. I will be keeping stum.
How long would the change have taken to write and test? Would it delay the roll out? Could you guarantee that it wouldn't have impacts elsewhere?
It would probably be quicker to use the original method - but it would mean asking a lot of people (Pm's , EC engineers etc) to undo a lot of changes I asked them to make for no reason. There probably is an element of risk in the future as my solution would just be more tribal knowledge. The customer is a homophone of the surname of the famous gangster twins - so it's not as if we are speaking a big deal or anything
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